For as long as there have been heels, there have been foreign objects. There have been brass knuckles, steel chairs, ring bells, sledgehammers, and the list can go on and on and on until you get to the bottom of the barrel, which was probably used at some point as well. Down towards that bottom, however, you'll find some seriously strange objects that have been found in a wrestling ring. There have been items that have no earthly purpose being anywhere near a wrestling ring and you have items that look incredibly fake, even by wrestling standards. The purpose of using an outside weapon depends on whether you want to be cheered or not. You can use one to either even the odds against a heel who has been torturing opponents with the object or you can steal a win from a beloved face by bending the rules in your favor. After each use of a foreign object, the motive should be clear, but as we'll see today there are a few cases that just leave you scratching your head.
Here there are items that would hurt the person giving the blow worse than the guy receiving it, there are weapons that looked like they would hurt as much as getting sucker punched by a baby, and there are objects that are just plain disturbing. From living creatures to various food items to prosthetic limbs, let's take a look at the most bizarre weapons to ever be used inside a WWE ring.
20 Tennis Racket
These days, Jim Cornette is widely known as the loud mouthed shoot artist who destroys the WWE on a regular basis online, but that wasn’t always the case.
In the real world, a cast is a sign of an injury for someone who needs extra protection to cover a hurt body part. In the wacky world of wrestling, the opposite is true.
After legitimately breaking his arm back in 1985, Cowboy Bob Orton started wearing a cast to protect himself, but it soon turned into something much more sinister. Long after the cast was necessary, Orton continued to wear it to the ring in an attempt to gain an advantage over his opponents, striking them with it whenever the opportunity arose. While the strikes were no doubt effective, it seems rather odd to handicap yourself with the mobility restrictions that come with wearing such a cast, and considering Orton's relative lack of success, it seems to not be a sacrifice worth making.
18 Plastic Mask
This one is in the same vein as the cast we mentioned earlier, but an even flimsier version. A plastic face mask is generally used by athletes like Kobe Bryant to protect themselves after suffering a particularly nasty shot to the face. While it makes sense for basketball players who only have to defend themselves against accidental elbows and wayward balls, a flimsy plastic mask doesn't seem like the best defense when someone is going out of their way to hit you in the face. Now imagine how ludicrous it is to try and use it as an offensive weapon.
17 Camera Flash
Back in the late 80s and early 90s, it didn't seem like there was a force on earth that was strong enough to stop Hulkamania, until Harvey Whippleman of all people got a little too close. Hogan was no doubt winding down in 1993, but still refused to do the job to anyone just like in his prime, so clearly a overbooked finish was the only way to end his WWE Championship defense against Yokozuna at King of the Ring.
The match was a typical Hogan affair: he'd face a much bigger heel and proceed to get beaten down throughout the majority of the contest, only to "Hulk up" and overcome the beating he'd receive, hit a big boot and a leg drop then go home.
16 Motorcycle Helmet
The Nasty Boys never shied away from living up to their name, willing to use any under handed and cheap trick possible to come out as winners which was made evident during their WrestleMania VII contest for the Tag Titles against The Hart Foundation.
What can get lost in the legendary status of The Undertaker’s infamous urn is just how ridiculous of an idea it really is. What started as an innocent enough prop to help get The Deadman gimmick over took a turn for the strange when it was revealed that the urn held the power of The Undertaker and whomever controlled the urn could control The Phenom.
14 Straight Jacket
While this is a good idea in theory, in practice it all just falls apart. A weapon that can constrict your opponents movements, leaving them wide open to any assault you can imagine would be terrific, if it wasn’t impossible to get it on them.
13 Flat Screen TV
The only type of TV/monitor that makes sense at all being used as a weapon are those rectangular death devices they have the announcers use at their desks, and that only makes sense because they have a reason to be there.
We all have a fear of something in life. Whether it’s heights, public speaking, death, spiders, or snakes, there’s something that sends shivers down our spine. Leave it to someone like Jake Roberts to take one of those common fears and try to use it against his opponents and win the match before it even begins.
One of the more underappreciated gimmicks and talents in WWE history, Rick "The Model" Martel had a certain arrogance about him that made fans truly despise him. In fact, Martel carried arrogance to the ring with him every night!
10 Metal Plate
Upon his debut with the WWE, Lex Luger was given the gimmick of "The Narcissist" who was so full of himself that he had to be surrounded by mirrors at all times.
In a segment that would get the WWE kicked off TV if they aired it today, Roddy Piper hosted his infamous Piper's Pit segment with guest Jimmy Snuka, bringing out various exotic fruits to make the islander feel more at home. The whole segment had a bit of a racist vibe to it, especially with Piper making monkey based insults towards the fan favorite Snuka, but, back in the day, it was a great heat magnet for Hot Rod.
8 Potted Plant
The absurdity of Dean Ambrose related weapons continues with his third entry on the list, a house plant. Ambrose was doing his on again, off again gig of hosting an interview segment titled 'Ambrose Asylum' which was sparsely decorated outside of a sign and a potted plant.
7 Oxygen Tank
There have been very few cases of wasted potential as large as Shelton Benjamin's, who was one of the most gifted athletes to ever step foot in the squared circle. After struggling in the mid card for an eternity, the powers that be tried to liven up his gimmick by bringing his momma on screen to bring a little personality to The Gold Standard.
The WWE never tried to hide the fact that The Boogeyman was a strange dude, but even so, his choice of foreign object was one of the strangest and grossest in company history. Everywhere that The Boogeyman went, his worms were sure to follow and he had no qualms about using the slimy creatures to psych out his opponents before the match, or even use them during a match to gain the advantage.
5 Mannequin Head
Al Snow was never destined for greatness in the wrestling world, but he did manage to achieve heights far greater than many would've expected when he asked audiences one simple question, what do you want?
4 Cup of Soda
Believe it or not, it actually wasn't that long ago that Golden Truth member, R Truth, was a main event talent going one on one against John Cena for the WWE Championship. It was a strange time indeed and, while no one truly believed that Truth was going to be able to win the title from Cena, that's no excuse for the utter lunacy at the conclusion of their match up.
3 Fake Arm and a Body Double
Doink The Clown was never one to shy away from using outside the box strategies to try and defeat his opponents, but he really took things to another level at WrestleMania IX. Facing off against a much bigger and stronger opponent in Crush, Doink knew he had to stoop a little lower than usual to pull out the victory and showed his hand in the weeks leading up to the event, revealing that the "injured" arm he had in a sling was actually a fake one loaded up with batteries.
2 Bag of Popcorn
Throughout their storied rivalry in the late nineties, The Rock and Mankind battered each other with every foreign object you could possibly imagine. There were chairs, ladders, and tables, but when it came time for the two to do battle in an empty arena, things really got interesting.
1 Prosthetic Leg
Can there really be anything stranger than taking someone's leg off and proceeding to use it as a weapon, because I highly doubt it. In a match-up between Diesel and Shawn Michaels at a WWE In Your House show, Mad Dog Vachon had the honor of sitting in the front row for the night's marquee contest. That blessing turned out to be a bit of a curse, as Big Daddy Cool made his way outside in search of the legend.
What Diesel wanted, however, wasn't just to harm Vachon, it was to humiliate him and The Heartbreak Kid. Diesel threw the old man down to the ground before grabbing him by the foot and yanking off Mad Dog's prosthetic leg. Things didn't go according to plan for the big man after that, as his attempt to use the leg against Michaels backfired with Shawn managing to give Diesel two Sweet Chin Music's this night, first with the plastic foot then with one of his own, while Vachon was left to helplessly roll around on the outside of the ring.
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